College: Georgia Tech | 3 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 9/13/1992
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 128.5
Avg Pts: 14.28
Rank: 3 TE
|Week 1||14.00||Darren Waller 70 receiving yds (7.00 pts)|
Darren Waller 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
|Week 2||12.30||Darren Waller 63 receiving yds (6.30 pts)|
Darren Waller 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
|Week 3||27.10||Darren Waller 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)|
Darren Waller 134 receiving yds (13.40 pts)
Darren Waller 13 receptions (13.00 pts)
|Week 4||12.30||Darren Waller 53 receiving yds (5.30 pts)|
Darren Waller 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
|Week 5||7.90||Darren Waller 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)|
Darren Waller 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 7||31.60||Darren Waller 126 receiving yds (12.60 pts)|
Darren Waller 7 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Darren Waller 17 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Darren Waller 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
|Week 8||9.10||Darren Waller 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)|
Darren Waller 8 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Darren Waller 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 9||7.20||Darren Waller 52 receiving yds (5.20 pts)|
Darren Waller 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 10||7.00||Darren Waller 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)|
Darren Waller 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 11||13.40||5-57yds / 0.4TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
|Playoff Week 3|
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller has strung together three underwhelming outings, but he will look to right the ship in Week 11 versus the Bengals. The 26-year-old has caught just seven passes over the last three weeks after averaging over seven receptions a game through the team's first six games. Teams have begun to shadow the 6'6" pass-catcher in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped Derek Carr from peppering him with 15 targets in this span. Waller has an excellent chance to redeem himself versus a Cincinnati team who has been vulnerable on defense and are coming off a game where they allowed two touchdowns to Ravens tight end Mark Andrews in Week 10. Waller is a firm TE1 this week as he looks to get back in his high-volume groove from the season's first half.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller had three catches for 40 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: That's three straight disappointing efforts from Waller, who has fewer combined yards (103) and TDs (one) in Weeks 8-10 than he did in Week 7 when he posted a 7-126-2 line. There aren't that many fantasy options to replace Waller with, but it's looking like he isn't among the elite producers at the position just yet.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller put up another underwhelming stat line versus the Chargers on Thursday, but he still finished in a tie for the team lead in targets. He caught three of his five targets for 40 yards as he's now put up back-to-back subpar performances. Waller dropped a screen pass that had plenty of daylight ahead of him, but game script was mostly to blame for his lack of touches. The Chargers held the team to just 12 offensive plays up until four minutes left in the first half, and the Raiders chose to attack on the ground when they did have the ball. Better days will be ahead for Waller and owners shouldn't push the panic button yet. He'll keep his TE1 status in Week 11 when the winless Bengals come to town.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller is coming off his least productive game of the season, but he'll look to get back on track in Thursday's contest versus the Chargers. After seeing a season-low two targets in Week 9, the 26-year-old still managed to pick up 52 yards making him a high-floor play this week. It'll be a difficult test with the Chargers Defense playing tough against the pass this season, serving up only one bad game against tight ends so far this season. Other than the three-touchdown performance by the Texans duo in Week 3, LA hasn't allowed more than 10 PPR points to the position since. Waller is in a category of his own, however, and is a must-start this week regardless of the matchup.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller caught both of his targets for 52 yards in a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Waller has been held to just two catches in back-to-back games, but he has been targeted at least seven times in six of the eight games. Don't panic over a couple of lackluster games. Waller has a big enough role in the offense to be used a TE1.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller saw a season-low two targets Sunday, but he hauled in both for 52 yards in the team's 31-24 win over the Lions. He caught a 21-yard pass and a 31-yarder, but was otherwise absent in the offense which was odd to see after his high-volume usage so far to date. Owners shouldn't feel worried about Waller's down game as he's proved to be one of the most consistent players at the position all season. He'll have a chance to redeem himself right away with a Thursday game versus the Chargers this week.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller had a disappointing Week 8 volume-wise, but he'll have a chance to right the ship this weekend versus the Detroit Lions. The 26-year-old caught a season-low two receptions in Week 8, but the good news is he led the team in targets with eight and found the end zone for the second week in a row. The Lions Defense has been susceptible against the pass this season, serving up the 10th-most FPPG to tight ends this season, including back-to-back weeks allowing a touchdown. Waller will continue to be Derek Carr's favored passing target, giving him a sturdy floor with his immense volume. Lock him in as a high-end TE1 in what could be a potential shootout.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller managed to catch only two of his eight targets for 11 yards but was able to score a touchdown in Week 8 against the Houston Texans.
Fantasy Spin: Waller entered the day having caught 44 of his 50 targets, so this qualifies as a rough day by his standards. With that said, none of the six misses were catchable. He also had a 30-yard catch wiped out by a penalty. Fantasy owners have to be thrilled the Raiders are finally targeting him in the red zone after a slow start in that area, and he should be treated as a high-end TE1 again in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller caught two of his eight targets for a season-low 11 yards in the team's Week 8 loss to the Texans. The 26-year-old salvaged his fantasy day with a touchdown in the second quarter, but was otherwise disappointing as the Texans Defense held tight coverage on him all game. Despite Tyrell Williams and Zay Jones in the lineup, Waller led the team in targets for the sixth time in seven games, so owners shouldn't be concerned at all in the outing. He'll be a locked and loaded TE1 with a home matchup versus the Lions banged-up defense in Week 9.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller leads all tight ends (minimum 110 routes run) with his average of 2.9 yards per route run this season.
Fantasy Spin: Waller has been targeted at least seven times in five of his six games this season and has joined the elite TE1 ranks -- especially with the lack of other consistent targets in Oakland.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller has a salivating matchup this week when the team travels to Houston to take on the Texans. He'll face a shaky defense who has given up 10 touchdowns through the air in their last three games, and a league-high 1,929 passing yards this season. Waller finally found the end zone for the first two times this season versus the Packers last week, and as Derek Carr's favored target, he'll have a realistic shot to find paydirt again. Tyrell Williams' impending return to the lineup could impact Waller's red zone looks, but the 26-year-old will still see plenty of volume which makes him a safe TE1 for Week 8.
Raiders' TE Darren Waller scored an impressive 31.60 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 7 loss in Green Bay. Waller caught seven passes for 126 yards with two touchdowns.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller rolled up seven receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: Waller liked scoring his first touchdown of the season so much that he decided to do it twice. That's four or more receptions in all six of his games and 126 or more yards in two of the previous four outings. He has emerged as a legit TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against Houston.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller finally broke through with two touchdowns as the Raiders fell to the Packers 42-24 in Week 7. The end zone eluded the 26-year-old in the first half after a 28-yard score was called back on a penalty, and on another play where he was tripped up at the two-yard line. Waller came through in garbage time in the second half, however, finishing the day with a 7/126/2 line as he once again led the offense with eight targets. After signing a five-year contract extension earlier this week, Waller made the front office proud despite the losing effort. Owners can fire him up as a high-end TE1 against the Texans weak secondary in Week 8.
Raiders' TE Darren Waller had 7 receptions for 126 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's loss in Green Bay.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Waller has caught at least six passes in four of the five games this season and has posted at least 60 yards in three of those games. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Oakland Raiders DE Arden Key (knee) and WR Tyrell Williams (foot) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers. OT Trent Brown (concussion) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is listed as doubtful. WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and OG Gabe Jackson (knee) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. DE Clelin Ferrell (concussion), OL Denzelle Good (non-injury), RB Josh Jacobs (elbow), S Lamarcus Joyner (groin), LB Nicholas Morrow (ankle) and TE Darren Waller (foot) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (foot) was limited in practice on Thursday after being a full participant on Wednesday. Waller should be fine for Week 7 against the Packers, but his foot injury is worth watching. The first-year Raider should be targeted heavily with wide receiver Tyrell Williams (foot) out for the foreseeable future, but keep in mind that Waller had his worst game in Week 5 with Williams out of the lineup. The Packers have been pretty stingy against opposing wideouts, too, so they'll likely devote attention to slowing Waller down. His expected high target share should give him a high floor, so continue to roll Waller out there as a strong TE1.
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Waller was a full participant Wednesday, Oct. 17, so he was downgraded Thursday. Fantasy players should know more about his status in the next day or two. Waller can be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he plays especially with Tyrell Williams still sidelined.
The Oakland Raiders signed tight end Darren Waller to a multi-year extension on Thursday that is expected to pay him around $9 million per season in what amounts to a three-year extension, according to the NFL Network. Waller was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. He served a pair of suspensions while with the Ravens and has gone public in his fight for sobriety, which reached two years this training camp. Waller has caught a team-high 37 passes for 359 yards through five games after entering the year with 18 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns in 22 career games. As a result, he's turned into a must-start, high-end TE1 for fantasy owners in 2019.